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Tickets now on sale for BC23!
Plus: Call for Papers is live!!!
The day you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Head over to our ticketing site to secure your entry to next spring’s hottest event, BC23.
Thursday to Saturday, 20th–22nd April 2023
at the University of Exeter, Devon
What better way to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Bicycle Day than by travelling to Europe’s largest conference on psychedelic research, held in sunny Devon? Hear from leading scientific figures, emerging researchers, practising therapists, expert psychonauts, and policy influencers. Truly multidisciplinary, Breaking Convention is proud of its reputation as a place where cutting edge results are presented, and deeply meaningful debates are held in a space of respect.
Speakers already confirmed include:
JONATHAN OTT / AMANDA FEILDING / WILLIAM LEONARD PICKARD / CARL HART / ERIK DAVIS / DAVID ERRITZÖE / DARREN LE BARON / GRAHAM ST JOHN / DAVID LUKE / HATTIE WELLS / BEN SESSA / CELIA MORGAN / CHRIS TIMMERMANN / LIANA GILOOLY / PETER SJÖSTEDT-HUGHES / CHRISTINE HAUSKELLER / CELIA MORGAN / ADAM ARONOVICH / JENNIFER SODINI / ALEXANDER BEINER / NIKKI WYRD / JULIAN VAYNE / AIMEE TOLLAN / ASHLEIGH MURPHY-BEINER / ROSALIND STONE / REANNE CRANE
This three-day event will be the sixth edition of Breaking Convention. First held at Canterbury in 2011, then the splendid surroundings of Greenwich, we continue moving westwards this time to the University of Exeter, home of Philosophy and Psychedelics. Breaking Convention features lectures from the full spectrum of psychedelia; science and culture, from academic and independent researchers.
The Great Hall plaza:
The Great Hall is our main lecture space, with over 1,000 seats. This year, everyone can attend the Opening Ceremony, and it will also host evening events. Click on the photo below ↓ to enter a 3D model for an in-depth look around.
The grounds of the University are the exotically planted gardens of Reed Hall, the grand Italianate mansion at the centre of the original estate. Plenty of paths to explore!
We’ll also have a proper cinema room, more lecture rooms, and amazing spaces for the art exhibition and installations. Outside, the plaza has plenty of places to sit and socialize, while the surrounding gardens provide opportunities to get some fresh air and clear your head.
A Livestream ticket is available for those who cannot travel to be there in person.
At Breaking Convention 2023, you will encounter practitioners from across a broad range of psychedelic engagement, from academics giving formal lectures to performers, artists and musicians. BC23 will also feature immersive theatre, as well as cutting edge video and VR installations for you to experience.
With over a hundred speakers from all the psychedelic disciplines, you can expect to meet exciting emerging postgraduate students, leading lights of the research world, philosophers, celebrity chemists, clinicians, therapists, historians, legal professionals, business people, musicians, cultural practitioners and theorists, artists; keen enthusiasts and advisers of caution.
You’ll find plenty of quality conversations, friendly faces, moments of awe and wonder, quiet spaces for reflection, and a great afterparty!
Call for Papers
Are you a researcher, or want to volunteer to help? Perhaps you are an artist, a performer, a maker of video installations, a film director, or want to have a stall in our marketplace? Go to our website to see how you can play an active part in making this the most excellent psychedelic conference.
One of the key aspects of BC’s success is the broad range of people who share their ideas and findings, covering all aspects of psychedelic engagement throughout time and space. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.
If accepted, you will qualify for discounted entry to the conference.
Deadline for all participation forms is 31st January 2023. We will decide on successful lecture submissions by end February.
We look forward to seeing faces old and new at BC23. As the world moves into this next phase of reimagining itself, gatherings like this can help catalyse our collective creative thinking. This is an important time for the psychedelic current so get your ticket now, don’t miss out on this amazing event!
We anticipate a large volume of emails at this exciting news so before you write to us, please, please check out the information online thoroughly. Twice…
Thank you! 🙂
With warmest regards,
On behalf of the Breaking Convention Team